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percussion cap versus primer prices

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some of both from Cabelas and the prices for caps were exactly twice as much as for the same amount of primers, why? they're basically the same thing.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    demand and volume
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Caps are simpler.. no anvil. Probably more expensive (they always have been.. in my memory) due to less demand? I don't know.
     
  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I set my percussion cap nipples aside and went to the Mag Spark 209 Primer Adapter
    Haven't seen any percussion caps for a while and am getting back to shooting my hawkin.
    My local Bimart does have 209 primers and 777 (simulated) black powder.
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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